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Old 02-24-2010, 03:35 PM   #1321
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That's OK...we are due for a huge snow dump.
We have the snow moving technology at the ready...
Ariens 1024 PRO Snowblower with Heated Hand Grips, Locking Differential, Halogen Headlight, Heavy Duty Skid Shoes, 10 Horsepower, Tecumseh Over Head Valve, Snow King Engine. 24" Intake. 5 speeds forward and 2 speeds in reverse.

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There are times when I wish my driveway was short enough for one of these, but at 500 feet I will stick with the tractor.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #1322
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There are times when I wish my driveway was short enough for one of these, but at 500 feet I will stick with the tractor.
At 90 feet of double width driveway, I'll stick with dh2b operating the Ariens.
I do know how to use it, but I have damaged hands from carpal tunnel, tendinitis, yadda yadda. I usually run the manual snow shovel on the front and back steps and clear off the cars.
Well, I am all ready to hunker down for tomorrow's white onslaught. NWS predicts snowfall rates may approach 1 " per hour in my area, heavy wet snow, with winds of up to 30-35 mph in gusts. I'm prepared to start up the generator if we lose power.
dh2b will be at w*rk, so it's just us girls home all day - me and Mother Nature.
Bring it on, Lady.
Piece of cake for this winter seasoned upstate Noo Yawker.
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...tomorrow's white onslaught...
Me and my big mouth.
http://radar.weather.gov/Conus/northeast_loop.php

Just kidding...it is snowing very lightly here.
The storm has not hit my area...yet...
The BEFORE shot: I reset my "analog" snowfall depth counter (the porch railing running left to right in the left half of the pic). The top of the railing is 34.5" from the floorboards.
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Friend sent a pic of ANOTHER two feet of snow!
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Well, well...the worst of the storm stayed east of us. We got maybe 4 inches of snow, packing down as it fell. But the night is young!
Metropolitan NY and Long Island, CT, RI, ME, VT, ME and NH are getting clobbered as I type this. All NE airports are on delay or closed status last time I checked.
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Weather Channel reports 24 hour snowfall amounts of 14" in Syracuse, 16" in Binghamton, 19" in the Poconos in PA. A nearby town about 5 miles NW from us reported in with 11".
No power outtages locally.
More is forecast today and tomorrow...are we having fun yet?
In all seriousness, I consider myself lucky compared to points south and southeast and neighboring NE states.
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I am really lucky this time. Storm snow amounted to about four inches and the wind was right so lake effect missed me so far. The worst I have is a two foot snowbank in front of the barn. A chicken just put it's head out of the coop entrance looked around, shook itself and retreated. Birds are not hanging around the feeders. Too windy. St Bernard wants out, Stupid Dog. Spring is around the corner
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We are lucky here today in the Pittsburgh area, too. Maybe a couple of inches of snow but a high wind is reported. I am just going to my office around 2 miles away and my car is in the garage here at home, but when I walk up the hill from my parking spot, I will see what it is all about in regards to the wind. I used to live in NYC and on Long Island so I am feeling their pain this morning.
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We saw about a dozen snowflakes, then the the storm stopped...
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Lots of swirling snow flakes. About 4" so far. Worthwhile to get the blower out and clear the driveway.
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Snow Chicken and snow dog after I finished moving snow. Then it started to snow again.
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I love those pics Bruce! ...a snow chicken...

My area will get no more snow until December of this year.

So sayeth bbbamI.
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I love those pics Bruce! ...a snow chicken...

My area will get no more snow until December of this year.

So sayeth bbbamI.
Nothing that a retired engineer from a certain northern latitude can't solve.
The list...a good snow supply, a freezer, a small styrofoam container and a little dry ice.
All I need is the snail mail address.

PS Loved the chicken pic also. What did the chicken think of the snow?
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Puppy had chased the chicken out of the barn wanting to play. Chicken of course wound up in snow deeper than its legs were long and since the chicken is too fat to fly it floundered. I carried it back to the barn after I took pictures with my cell.
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Not awful today, but beautiful conditions for mowing the back forty for the first time this season -- 55F and clear, with a gentle breeze. In other words, perfect lawn mowing weather and not time to pay someone to do it for me yet -- once it hits 80, that'll be it until October or so, and the splurge will be well worth it...
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We had at least 6 inches of snow yesterday and last night. I only shoveled 1 driveway this morning. DH shoved his and the neighbors and sidewalks. I told him that I wanted to shovel mine so I could have the exercise. Went for a walk afterwards, since everything looked so pretty and white and it was above freezing. I don't know what has gotten into me, since I don't normally like cold weather.
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It's been chilly in Florida but it is finally warming up . It's kind of strange to see the snowbirds walking around in bathing suits while the permanent residents are wearing jeans and sweaters .
The first night I was in Miami, before my cruise, I ate outside at the hotel restaurant so that I could enjoy the view of South Beach. It was in the upper 60s and the waiter wanted to make sure I was warm enough. I told him, yep, I'm from Nebraska and this is NICE warm weather for me.
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this breaking report...
The sky is blue.

It has been all shades of grey for so long, I forgot what a clear blue sky looked like. Can you tell the sun is shining brilliantly and this makes me ?
Maybe I'll go get a headstart on my summer tan.
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this breaking report...
The sky is blue.

It has been all shades of grey for so long, I forgot what a clear blue sky looked like. Can you tell the sun is shining brilliantly and this makes me ?
Maybe I'll go get a headstart on my summer tan.
Really missing blue sky.
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